In the shadow of recent terrorist attacks worldwide, and with the 15th anniversary of 9-11 on the horizon, a film series at Illinois State University asks the question, “Who is a terrorist, and why?”

The series, Terrorism on Screen, will include the showing of five films from September 1-4. All movies will begin at 7 p.m. in Capen Auditorium of Edwards Hall. Screenings include a brief introduction by a faculty member, and time allowed for discussion afterward to promote understanding and dialogue around one of the most troubling issues of our time. The films are free and open to the public.

The schedule includes:
September 1The Battle of Algiers (1966, 120 min.)
September 2The Terrorist (1998, 95 min.)
September 3Paradise Now (2005, 90 min.)
September 4Bear Story (2014, 11 min.) and I Wonder What You Will Remember of September (2004, 27 min.)

The film series is sponsored by Illinois State’s departments of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Criminal Justice; History; Politics and Government; and Sociology and Anthropology.

For additional information, contact Assistant Professor of French Erin Ponnou-Delaffon at or (309) 438-7981.